Popeye Got it Right!

July 15, 2016

 

Many nutritional studies continue to show that eating spinach helps improve health and reduce the risk of many health issues, from cancer to memory loss to strokes, and heart disease. Here’s a short list of what makes Spinach a SuperHero to your health!

 

~ Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes
~ Protects against the occurrence of cancer, including colon, lung, skin, oral, stomach, ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer
~ Helps regulate blood pressure
~ Helps build muscle and strong bones
~ Helps prevent memory loss and cognitive decline
~ Helps protects against skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis
~ Acts as a natural diuretic and laxative
~ Performs as an anti-inflammatory
~ Reduces migraines
~ Helps prevent cataracts and macular degeneration

 

Spinach is loaded with magnesium, vitamins A, K, and folate. If you do not like eating it by itself or in a salad, include it in a smoothie. Below is a quick, easy to make smoothie recipe! Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

 

1 cup of spinach

1 cup of frozen raspberries

1/4 of  chopped apples

1 cup of frozen blueberries

1/2 chopped oranges

3/4 cup of fresh squeezed, organic grapefruit juice -use as much as you need to get desired consistency. If it is too tangy, then use vanilla almond milk instead for a sweeter taste.

1 tbs of Chia seeds

 

Directions:

 

Combine all the ingredients in a NutriBullet or juice blender. Mix on high until blended to your desired consistency.

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